Joan Smalls Balmain x H&M
Model Joan Smalls walks the runway at the BALMAIN X H&M Collection Launch in New York City.GETTY for H&M/ Randy Brooke

The Balmain collaboration with H&M that was released to the public today (5 November) has been on every fashion follower's shopping list since the partnership was announced back in May.

With the site crashing even before the 9am launch and crowds sleeping over night outside the Oxford Street and Regent Street stores, even die hard fans of the Balmain aesthetic may just give a miss and wait for the next Net a Porter sale for the real deal.

Most of you looking to pick up the rope detail gladiator sandals or that incredible green sequin cocktail dress are probably still currently looking at this:

Balmain x HM

To save you the pain and hassle of even attempting to look at the prices that the items are going for on Ebay, why not recreate Balmain's signature aesthetic from the rest of the high street? Even at the H&M prices a total look was still going to set you back a few hundred pounds.

From thigh high boots to gold statement chokers we have found the best alternatives out there so you can still be in the Balmain army without the hassle.

Balmain x H&M: The Green Sequin Mini dress, £119.99

Balmain x H&M

Bargain: Meli plunge neck bodycon dress; £58, Motel Rocks

Balmain x H&M: Aviator Sunglasses, £32.99

Balmain x H&M

Bargain: AJ Morgan - aviator sunglasses; £8, ASOS

Balmain x H&M: Caged Sandals, 119.99

Balmain x H&M

Bargain: Cara caged gladiator sandals; £35, Boohoo.com

Balmain x H&M: Striped shirt, £49.99

Balmain x H&M

Bargain: Long sleeved blouse; £25.99, Zara, add gold buttons; £1.20 for pack of ten, Amazon.co.uk

Balmain x H&M: The multi layered necklace, £59.99

Balmain x H&M

Double layer rope choker necklace; £6, Missguided

Balmain x H&M: The Velvet Blazer, £119.99

Balmain x H&M

Velvet Blazer; £69.99, Mango

Balmain x H&M: The buckled boots, £162.99

Balmain x H&M

River Island, black leather double buckle Chelsea boots, River Island

Balmain x H&M: The double-breasted pea coat, £119.99

Balmain x H&M

Short coat; £89.99, Zara

Balmain x H&M: The Leather Backpack, £149.99

Balmain x H&M

Faux leather backpack in black; £22, ASOS

Balmain x H&M: The thigh high boots, £199.99

Balmain x H&M

Lipsy Karen over the knee boots; £99, ASOS